Photo: Joey Senft
The War Being Waged - Digital
In partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts
An Indigenous mother becomes an activist while her brother becomes a soldier. A grandmother raises a granddaughter with love, in community. A granddaughter full of turmoil, finds her voice. Three generations of Indigenous women are woven into this new work by Winnipeg-based theatre artist Darla Contois. And three performance genres tell their story - monologue, poetry with video and movement, and contemporary dance – all tied together by the playwright’s story and an all-encompassing set design that has built a world for all three to live inside.
From the Playwright:
"The story you are about to experience is incredibly personal to me. It is based on one of my deepest fears, my experiences and as well is a response to one of the most important questions we ask ourselves as Indigenous people: What are you fighting for?
In it you will find remnants of real people, real conflicts and real relationships. I hope you're ready to listen with an open heart."
Tracey Nepinak & Emily Solstice Tait
with the voice of Tantoo Cardinal
You’ll access the show through your account on the PTE ticketing website. You’ll have the ability to watch on any digital device, although we recommend a larger screen for the best experience. You’ll be able to watch full-screen and access closed captioning. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
You don't have to watch the show specifically at 2 pm, or any time in particular. That is the start of a 48-hour window during which you are able to watch the show at any time or as many times as you’d like.
EG: If you purchased a ticket for December 8, you can watch at anytime from 2 pm on December 8 to 2 pm on December 10.
Yes! You can purchase your same-day ticket at any time that day. The 48-hour period will still extend until 2 pm two days later.
EG: Buy a ticket on December 8 at 7 pm, watch at any time from then until 2 pm on December 10.
What if my plans change & the date I bought no longer works for me?
Just like a live performance, you are able to exchange your ticket to another performance window. As usual, there is an exchange fee of $2.50. Contact the Box Office during regular hours at (204) 942-5483 to make the exchange.
Will I get reminders before my viewing window starts?
Yes, you will get a reminder the day before your scheduled date and the day of. However, you will not receive further reminders during the viewing window – it will be up to you to make sure you don’t miss it.
What if I accidentally miss my viewing window?
If something comes up and you miss the viewing window entirely, you can still exchange for another time, with an exchange fee of $3.15. However, once the run is over on December 12, the play will be unavailable. Contact the Box Office during regular hours at (204) 942-5483.
Why am I having trouble accessing the ticket or streaming the show?
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How do I know if I have an account on the PTE ticketing site?
You can call or email the PTE Box Office during regular hours to check. If you’ve never purchased tickets online, or can’t remember your password, Box Office reps will be able to send you an email request to “reset your password”. Once you do that, you’ll be able to log on to the ticket site.
You could also go straight to the site, enter your email address and click “forgot my password” for the same result. If you don’t get the email, contact the Box Office at email@example.com for assistance. Don’t forget to check your Junk folder!
Can I watch the performance on my TV?
Virtual performances must viewed in a web browser, but if you have a smart TV, it may be possible to watch it there. You’ll need to check your manual. If you have an HDMI cable, you can plug a laptop into most TVs. Depending on your browser, it may be possible to cast to your TV from another device. Again, you’d have to do a bit of research – Google is often a great help!
Are Closed Captions available?
Yes, just click on the CC icon on the video and closed captions will appear on the screen.
Is there a program for this show?
Yes, there is a digital program. It is available above. It looks just like the program you’re used to in the theatre, and will even have a page-turning feature.